25 boys from the Academy’s year 9 joined the 4th Infantry Brigade at Catterick Garrison for a three day experience of military life in Army’s first ‘Supercamp’.
The camp, which took place during the Easter break 9th to 11th April, involved the youngsters trying a range of activities such as field-craft, fitness, camouflaging and assault courses.
The initiative aims to give an insight into what careers the Army offers, showcasing positive elements of the Army and widen community links; it’s hoped that the scheme will be rolled out to other garrisons across the country in the future.
Strategic Leader for Behaviour, Mr Allen said: “These new experiences are great for building a young person’s self-confidence, self awareness and social skills. The tasks they’ve been involved in have challenged their public speaking and problem solving skills and it’s been a brilliant physical challenge for them too.”
Students also met Minister of State for Defence, The Right Honourable Lord Howe who came to see for himself the event, that involved more than 270 teenagers from West and South Yorkshire.
Hedley Carter, Head Chef with Gather and Gather in Copley, visited UAK to deliver a special fish skills day with our Year 10 students. The youngsters who are working towards their Food Technology GCSE, were treated to a master class from the chef who gave his time on behalf of charity Springboard UK.
The students had opportunity to prepare wet fish as well as cook it- a first time experience for most. Under Hedley’s guidance students were shown how to cook whole trout also marinated cod and cod goujons with an emphasis on professional presentation skills.